The biggest yacht in the world, owned by a Russian billionaire, came down the Hudson River today:
Here’s more footage of it:
It will be docked in New York for perhaps a month or more, establishing temporary residency. Some have speculated that the Russian billionaire’s wife is pregnant and the couple wants to give birth to a baby in the United States (to establish citizenship). If so, that would be quite a compliment, and a reminder of how attractive American citizenship still is, and the continued promise that our country represents.
People who revere the Anglo-French Enlightenment know where it still lives (whether rich, middle class, or poor).